January 2017

Fresh & Fleshy Alpine Red

Domaine Jean-Pierre & Jean-François Quénard “Elisa” Mondeuse (Savoie 2014) ~$29/bottle It seems improbable that the mountain landscape of Savoie in far eastern France near the Swiss and Italian borders is capable of producing ripe and fleshy red wines. After all,…

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Posted on 2017.01.25 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...


Red Burgundy Value in Côte de Beaune

Domaine Jean-Claude Regnaudot “La Fussière” (Maranges, Premier Cru, 2014) ~$28 Didier Regnaudot’s very old Pinot Noir vines grow out of the steep hillsides in deep clay and fossilized limestone on the southernmost edge of the Côte de Beaune. One of…

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Posted on 2017.01.19 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...


Charming & Unique Southern French Red

Maxime Magnon Rozeta (Corbières 2015) Special 6-pack Price: $194 (~$32/bottle) It was only a few decades ago that the Languedoc-Roussillon was known mainly for its cheap and plentiful wine. Yet the best growers have proved that the region has far…

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Posted on 2017.01.04 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...


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